Columbine Survivor Colorado State Rep Pushes Bill To Enhance School Safety
Patrick Neville knows what it’s like to lose friends and classmates in a school shooting. The Colorado House Minority Leader was a sophomore at Columbine High School in 1999. Neville, a Republican, is pushing a bill to enhance school safety. His solution is just the opposite of gun control.
Every year since 2014, Rep Neville has introduced a bill to end gun restrictions on school campuses. “Time and time again we point to the one common theme with mass shootings, they occur in gun-free zones,” he told The Washington Times.
Naturally, Democrats in the Colorado legislature defeat the bill every time Neville brings it up for a vote. Likely because it doesn’t fit with the left’s agenda to dismantle the 2nd Amendment. You see, it’s not really about the safety of children.
It’s all about control: people control.
Last week’s tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida renewed the calls for gun control. However, for lawmakers like Neville, that isn’t a viable answer. Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris, like Nikolas Cruz, killed students unabated.
In other words, the only ones with guns were the bad guys.
When you think about it, you realize that is the case with most mass shootings. Society is more than willing to protect money, politicians, celebrities, and businesses with guns. So why not the children?
Why must they spend most of their time in gun-free zones?
As the law stands now, Colorado conceal-carry permit holders can bring guns onto school property. But they must be kept inside a locked vehicle which obviously makes the weapon far-less useful in a mass shooting situation.
According to Neville, the purpose of his legislation is simple. In every circumstance, law-abiding citizens should have the right “to defend themselves and most importantly our children from the worst-case scenarios.”
Without a doubt, he is right. And anyone who thinks gun-free zones aren’t a problem, should consider this question: why didn’t these killers ambushing law enforcement just perpetrate an attack at the police station?